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PES University becomes the First in Karnataka to Attain the International IET - UK Accreditation

Bengaluru, Nov 24, 2018: PES University, Banashankari campus has become the first university in Karnataka and the fifth in India to secure the IET’s international Accreditation for 8 of its engineering programmes. IET accreditation is an internationally recognised benchmark, awarded to high quality programmes that provide an ideal preparation for aspiring professional engineers.

The accreditation will be announced at the PES University Foundation Day function on the 24th of November where Mr. G. T. Devegowda, Hon’ble Minister, Higher Education, Government of Karnataka will be the Chief Guest. Mr. M. K. Shankarlinge Gowda, Chairman, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission will be the Guest of Felicitation, while Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University & Chief Executive Officer, PES Institutions and Mr. Mustafa Wajid, Chair - The IET India Development Panel will be the guests of honour. Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, EX-MLC, Chancellor, PES University & Founder, PES Institutions are slated to preside over the function.

PES University applied for IET Accreditation in 2014 and 8 of their BTech and MTech programmes including CSE, ECE, EEE & Mechanical streams are now IET accredited. The accreditation will have a positive impact spreading over 9 graduating batches from 2018 to 2025. At the end of the term, a review will be held, clearing which, the accreditation can be extended to another 2 years. In addition to validating the quality of the institution’s programmes, IET Accreditation also provides direct benefits to students graduating from PES University. It allows better International mobility, job prospects and acceptance for graduate students in foreign universities, opportunities for interdisciplinary research as well as exchanges.

With the successful completion of the Accreditation Process, PES University is now the IET’s Academic Partner which gives them access to over 80 international academic partners, opening avenues for international collaboration.

The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. IET accreditation, licensed by the Engineering Council, covers a broad spectrum of engineering and technology subjects.  It is recognised around the world as an indicator of quality through the Washington and Sydney Accords, governed by the International Engineering Alliance (IEA).  Institutions with IET Accredited programmes are eligible to apply for the EUR-ACE label, awarded by European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE).

Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University said “It is a delight to pronounce PES University has now the IET accreditation.  This is a reiteration of our vision – to create professionally superior and ethically strong global workforce.  In this acquisition of international achievement, PES Institutions have shown that there is a specific international focus in our improvement plan and high level of commitment to the cause of higher technical education in India.  It provides us an opportunity to strive more with dedication for the sustenance of accreditation.  However, it is a mile-stone in the continued education journey of PES wheels.”

Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, PES University & Chief Executive Officer, PES Institutions said,

“PES University is jubilant and proud to accomplish the accreditation from The International Engineering and Technology (IET), United Kingdom. From this it is clear we wish to continue to provide a curriculum where students will experience a rich opportunity to learn and prosper. This also endorses out unwavering commitment to an international dimension that broadens our students’ awareness, knowledge and understanding of cherished values.”

Congratulating PES University, Mr. Shekhar Sanyal, Country Head and Director, IET India said, “PES University has been a pioneer in taking innovative initiatives in the field of technical education. We are proud to accord the first IET International - UK accreditation in Karnataka to them. I am confident that they will demonstrate unparalleled vigour to enhance their benchmarks and we at the IET, look forward to supporting them in their journey. I wish them every success in their endeavors.”

About The IET:

Founded 147 years ago, the IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET has more than 168,000 members+ in 150 countries, with active networks of members in 37 countries. In India, the IET has over 13,000 members, 8 Local Networks and focuses on Energy, Transport, Information & Communications, IoT and Education sectors.

Part of its remit is to promote, recognise and reward individual excellence and support emerging talent through a programme of undergraduate and postgraduate engineering scholarships.  The awards programme includes awards for individual excellence, research and innovation, scholarships, travel awards, prizes and competitions within the engineering and technology sector.


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